Mitt Romney has been doubling and tripling down on the strategy of crazy attempting to portray Newt as mentally unfit for office.

Part of that strategy is to characterize Newt as “zany.” Romney stood by the accusation this morning on Fox News Sunday.

But that’s not how Romney described Newt in 2007, when in a word association game he called Newt “brilliant, a wonderful ideas generator.” (h/t @AKaczynski1)

What has changed about Newt’s intellect since 2007? Nothing, other than that he now is the main challenger to Romney.